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When four-month-old Haevyn Stoddard's heart began to fail, doctors put her on a heart-lung machine. When that wasn't enough to sustain her, a new transport service offered at St. Louis Children's Hospital served as her lifeline.
At less than 4 months of age, Evan Wells was the first patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to receive a heart transplant from a donor with a different blood type. It’s called an ABO-incompatible heart transplant. Evan has type O blood and received a heart from a donor with type A blood. This rare procedure took place on August 31, and Evan is currently listed in critical but stable and improving condition in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).